Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa Guber: PDP warns Yahaya Bello, Uzodinma against rigging

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned Governors, Yahaya Bello and Hope Uzodinma against attempting to rig Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi and Imo States.

PDP asked the politicians to perish any thoughts of rigging Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States as the party has mobilized the people of the three states to go to every length allowed by the law to protect their votes.

The spokesman of PDP, Debo Ologunagba tasked Bello and Uzodinma to accept defeat following their alleged abysmal failure while in office.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Ologunagba said the PDP would not allow anybody to manipulate the electoral process in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa States.

According to Ologunagba: “Our Party restates that it will never allow anybody, no matter how highly placed, to manipulate the electoral process in the governorship election in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa States. In fact, our Party states in clear terms that anybody who attempts to rig or manipulate the election in any way may have to deal with the legitimate wrath of the people.

“The PDP, specifically, cautions Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and his puppet candidate, Usman Ododo, to accept their rejection by the people for their abysmal failure in government and get ready to concede defeat on Saturday.

“The PDP reaffirms that all indices from several Entrance Polls indicate that the PDP candidates are leading and will sweep the governorship election in the three States. Any electoral trajectory that does not reflect the clear tide of the Will of the people at the Polling Units will be firmly resisted.

“In Imo State, the PDP confirms that it has received messages and visits from many prominent Imo State citizens, including major industrialists and businessmen wherein they expressed their support for the PDP Candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu.

“These prominent Imo citizens have also denied their reported support and donation of funds to the APC and its governorship candidate, Governor Hope Uzodimma.

“Of course, no well-meaning citizen of Imo State will lend support to Governor Hope Uzodimma whose administration has wrecked the economy of the State, brought untold hardship to the people and turned Imo State into a theatre of violence, killings and kidnapping.

Ologunagba challenged Uzodimma to make public the names of the Imo State citizens he claimed to have donated money to his campaign, stressing that the people can identify the enablers of insecurity and hardship that his administration represents in the last three years.